Meet the Dental Specialists

Friendly. Compassionate. Dedicated. Our dental specialists at Fraser Valley Dental Specialists in Abbotsford are readily available to meet you and help you achieve your best dental health. 

Dr. Darren Dahlman, DMD, FRCD (C)
Oral Surgeon

Dr. Dahlman was raised in Coquitlam, BC where he attended elementary, junior and senior high school. He attended the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Honors) in 1986, followed by Masters work in Pharmacology. He obtained his dental degree (DMD) at UBC in 1992 and completed a hospital residency at UCLA Medical Centre in 1993. Dr. Dahlman also completed his 4 year Oral & Maxillofacial surgery residency training at Highland Hospital (now University of the Pacific) in Oakland California in 1997.  He moved back to BC and opened his private practice in July of 1997 in Abbotsford.

Dr. Dahlman is a board certified specialist in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery with a Fellowship from the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. Dr. Dahlman has practiced in the Fraser Valley since 1997, with a satellite office in Williams Lake BC (until 2015).  He continues to practice in Abbotsford and West Kelowna, BC.

Dr. Dahlman has been on staff at several hospitals including Abbotsford Regional, Chilliwack General, Mission Memorial, and Caribou Memorial hospitals. He performed major facial reconstructive surgery at these hospitals as well as elective orthognathic, cosmetic and dentoalveolar surgery.  He continues to provide hospital services at select sites. Dr. Dahlman is fully certified in BLS/CPR, advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), and pediatric advanced life support (PALS).

Dr. Dahlman is a faculty member at UBC’s dental program, teaching surgery to the undergraduate students, and intravenous sedation and surgery to the graduate level periodontic residents.  He has been teaching part-time at UBC since 1998.

Dr. Dahlman provides full scope oral & maxillofacial surgery services including dental implants, dentoalveolar surgery (including wisdom teeth removal), hard (bone) and soft tissue grafting, orthognathic surgery, orthodontic surgery, pathology/cancer surgery, and management of TMJ disorders. He continues to provide mild, moderate, and deep sedation services. Surgery requiring general anesthesia are accommodated at a private facility or in hospital.

Dr. Dahlman currently resides in the Fraser Valley.

Dr. Michael Sha, DMD
Certified Endodontist

Before becoming your endodontic dentist in Abbotsford, Dr. Michael Sha attended the University of British Columbia where he graduated with a degree in dentistry in 2007. From there Dr. Sha went on to complete a course in endodontics at Temple University in 2010. Since completing endodontic training, Dr. Sha has been in practice as an Endodontic Specialist in Abbotsford.

Dr. Michael Sha is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists in Canada as well as a Certified Endodontic Specialist in both British Columbia and all of Canada. If asked what one thing he wants to be recognized for, Dr. Sha would say that he wants to be recognized as providing unsurpassed care for all of his patients.

Using his skills and modern technologies, Dr. Sha is able to provide his patients with endodontic care in a comfortable, relaxing, and inviting environment. Being a caring endodontist in Abbotsford is only the beginning – he is also proud to be able to serve the local community and looks forward to spending many years taking care of you and your family. 

Dr. Eman Moradi, Endodontist Fraser Valley Dental Specialists

Dr. Eman Moradi, DDS, MSc
Certified Endodontist 

Dr. Eman Moradi received his DDS degree in 1996 and Master of Science degree in Endodontics in 2002. He became a Clinical and Didactic Assistant Professor at Melli Dental School in Iran. After immigrating to Canada, he earned his designation again as an endodontist in July 2017.

He is a Fellow of the Royal College of the Dentists of Canada (FRCDC), a member of the College of the Dental Surgeons of British Columbia (CDSBC), a member of the British Columbia Dental Association (BCDA), a member of the American Association of Endodontists (AAE), and the Canadian Academy of Endodontics (CAE). Currently he teaches at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Dentistry as a Clinical Assistant Professor.

Dr. Moradi is empathetic to everyone who enters his office. He continuously strives for the best and brings everyone with him. His passion for the field is contagious, as his work atmosphere reflects.

Dr. Ivy Wu, Periodontist

Dr. Ivy Wu, DMD
Certified Periodontist

Dr. Ivy Wu graduated from the University of British Columbia with an Honours Bachelor Degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of Southern California.

Upon completion of her general dentistry training, she matriculated into the Advanced Periodontology program, where she was trained in all aspects of modern periodontics and implant dentistry.

Dr. Wu currently holds a clinical assistant professor position at the University of British Columbia's Faculty of Dentistry.

Tanya Hunt, Abbotsford Denturist

Mrs. Tanya Hunt
Certified Denturist 

Tanya Hunt was born in Grand Forks, BC but spent most of her young life growing up in the Interior. Following her passion in helping restore and preserve smiles, Tanya completed the denturist program in Vancouver.

As a denturist, Tanya specializes in providing partial and full dentures, as well as dentures over implants for her patients in Abbotsford. Tanya loves the opportunity to meet and get to know her patients and their families as she works to restore those teeth that can be saved and replace those that cannot, in an effort to help give each of her patients a stellar smile.

When not working to provide dentures to her patients in Abbotsford, Tanya enjoys spending time with her spouse and their 5 children, as well as reading, writing, and working out at her local gym. In addition to dentures, Tanya is also passionate about animals. Today, her personal menagerie consists of a hairless, rag doll Himalayan cat, a Yorkie puppy, Jiffy the bunny, and a whole lot of KOI fish. Her dream is to one day travel the world and learn as much as she can about the various countries and the people who live there.

Tanya's personal philosophy is “to preserve and maintain what you have for as long as you can, and then to replace what is missing to restore function.” 

Ron Wolk, Abbotsford Dentist

Dr. Ron Wolk, DMD, MS
Certified Orthodontist 

Dr. Ron Wolk is originally from Winnipeg, Man where he attended the University of Manitoba receiving a degree in dentistry (DMD). After practicing family dentistry, he returned for post graduate studies in the specialty of Orthodontics to the University of Minnesota. In 1977 Dr. Wolk received his Diploma in Orthodontics in 1977 and then went on to obtain a Masters of Science in Anatomy (MS) in 1978 both from the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Wolk is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. He has been in private practice specializing in Orthodontics for over 40 years. During his career Dr. Wolk has served in many leadership positions including President of the Alberta Society of Orthodontists (1985), President of the Canadian Association of Orthodontists (2000), President of the Canadian Foundation for the Advancement of Orthodontics (2001- 2004), President of the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists (2008). He continues to serve as Delegate to the American Association of Orthodontists since 2005 to the present. He has been a visiting clinical instructor at the University of Manitoba’s graduate orthodontic program since 2014.

Dr Wolk provides a wide range of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedic treatment options using fixed and removable braces, clear braces, and clear aligners for adults, teens, and children.

Dr. Wolk believes the shortest distance between two people is “a smile".

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